Last month the Koinonia College of Theology celebrated our 14th graduating class. Megha became one of the first students to earn a Master’s of Divinity from KCOT, Solomon received his Bachelor of Theology, while Bhoomi, Nikita, Onen and Sanripriya got Diplomas.
Please pray for these workers as they take the next step in their callings! And pray for the faculty and administration of KCOT as they review applications for next year’s incoming class.
Getting Trained in Practical Ministry
At KCOT, we are focused on imparting a strong foundation of Biblical truth to our students. In addition, we make sure they are equipped with practical experience in the field. During the week after graduation, students and faculty visited the nearby city of Daund, where they ministered in hospitals and churches.
The team visited Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission in Kedgaon. Pandita Ramabai was a great woman who translated the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into the local language, Marathi. She also did a lot of community work for which she is known in India and around the world. Professor Praveen Hiwale shares, “Many of our students were very much inspired by her life. Her motto was, “a life dedicated to God has nothing to fear, nothing to regret and nothing to lose.” Amen!
KCOT student shares at an outdoor cell group meeting in Daund, where we also had group counseling sessions.Praying for patients at a Mission hospital in Daund.
This hospital was founded by an Australian missions organization.
Gaining experience praying in public is invaluable. Be ready, in season and out of season!
Students visited an HIV/AIDS support centre where they fellowshipped with the patients and staff. India has made good progress in reducing new HIV infections in recent years, but it still has the third largest HIV epidemic in the world, with 2.1 million people living with HIV.
Scenes From KCOT
The Koinonia College of Theology is growing every year. We have more students and more professors than ever, and we are offering more advanced academic programs too.
While a greater percentage of our operating costs are being paid by tuition today, we still rely on your support to offer these educational opportunities to young believers in India. Thank you!
God Is Good!
We never stop learning and being equipped for our calling. Several times over the past few months we have gathered pastors together at KCOT for a time of fellowship and hearing the word of the Lord. In April, Pastor Ray and Dr. Jesudason Jeyaraj hosted one of these gatherings, along with members of the College faculty.
As Albert, a first-year Theology student at KCOT, wrote in a recent college magazine, “Just as God has called us as the light of the world, we must ensure that God’s light shines on people through our good deeds in Christ Jesus our Lord. In doing so, we truly are ‘His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.’ ” Ephesians 2:10